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04-30-2012, 08:38 PM
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I'm going to say this, Roy also gave up softies in his day. The 93 finals comes to mind best in this regard. No goalie is going to have a strong area all around.

They key here is when you look at the goalie, you need the goalie to be hot throughout the playoffs with the expectations of some flubs (Marty had his in game 6 in 2003 I'll use that for those in the forum), never bring up Hasek in a conversation as he was uncoachable and rather guy we called a sieve as he was hot or cold with no in between.

Fact is we are dealing with Philly which is no different a goal tending situation than series past. A goalie who was truly liquid lightning would not have given up 5+ goals in a game or 10 for that matter like bryzgalov did against Pittsburgh, hence why the yotes let him go.

We are dealing with a goalie that is score able against, now the task at hand is slowing Philly down and playing our game.

Same game plan that has worked in the past, stay out of the box and move through it. This Philly team is a lot closer to the teas we played in 95 and 00 than the 04 and 10 teams in play style and construction.

Rule changes aside, this is their MO fast paced speed game. Same rules apply as with Florida: stay out of the box, slow it down, drive the net. Talent level up front is greater, talent level on the blue line a little less.

Food for thought, 2 out of 3 cups we have played for (95 and 2000), we dropped the first game in the 2nd round with one goal games.

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